THE Urban Development Corporation (Udecott) has hosted its first consultation with fishermen for the New Hatters Facility.
The talks took place at the San Fernando City Hall Auditorium on Monday, and Udecott senior architect John Ferraz briefed stakeholders about preliminary designs A release issued yesterday by Udecott said it will include a new jetty, retail stalls, chillers, boat engine room, fishermen lockers, boat engine repair and net repair rooms.
This facility will form part of the San Fernando Waterfront Development Project.
Those who attended included representatives of the fishermen, Agriculture Ministry, San Fernando City Corporation and Greater San Fernando Chamber of Commerce.
The second consultation is scheduled to take place in two weeks.
In the House of Representatives last October, Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis said three projects which fall under this wider project have been allocated $13 million in the 2018/2019 budget.
These sums include $5 million for the relocation of squatters, $5 million for the relocation of the Public Transport Service Corporation Terminal from King’s Wharf and $3 million for the upgrade of Plaza San Carlos.
Last November, members of the San Fernando Fishing Co-operative called for a meeting with Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat about the waterfront project, as co-operative president Salim Gool said the group had not been consulted about it.
At that time, Rambharat said, “The project falls under the Ministry of Planning and Development. At the appropriate time, consultations will be held with the stakeholders. The project is still at the development stage.”